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About tiotony

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  • Bio
    From Brisbane originally. Like to keep up to date with what's happening on the fishing scene there. Not a boat fisherman, as I work on boats. Under the influence of alcohol tend to think I can dance.
  • Interests
    Contributing to the local tackle industry by getting continually busted up flicking plastics and live prawns deep under wharves, landing the occasional good fish!
  • Occupation
    Marine Engineering Surveyor

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    "I'm offshore right now, leave a message after the beep"


  • Fishing Types
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
  • Fish You Target
  • Lure Types Used
    Softplastic Lures
  • Favourite Lure
    offshore- grey halco laser pro 190 crazy deep. Inshore- 2" Gulp shrimp
  • Favourite Bait
    live prawn by a long way
  • Best Catch
    40(ish)kg 2 (ish)metre Spanish Mackeral on 15 kg mono- Snapper Island off Daintree river

Personal Bests

  • Tailor
    probably about 55cm
  • Bass
    just little tackers in SEQ dams
  • Kingfish
    got one once about 4kg fishing for jew at Tweed mouth
  • Bream
    Get occassional 2(ish)kg pikey bream pretending to be jacks
  • Yellowbelly
    Definately not! I have a more pale freckly belly
  • Cod
    Got a QLD groper about 40kg once, released of course
  • Mackerel
    See best catch
  • Flathead
    Got some big mommas down Tweed before-maybe 80(ish)cm?
  • Saratoga
    yes please, I am a toga virgin (toga the fish that is, not toga parties-in that I am black belt)
  • Mangrove Jack
    about 60cm one late night in Cairns inlet
  • Cobia
    about 13kg
  • Tuna
    About 20kg dogtooth
  • Snapper
    10.53kg- landbased Garden Island WA-have photo to prove it!
  • Grassy Sweetlip
    I dunno, about 40cm
  • Jewfish
    2 black jew about 15kg- Warrior Reef, Torres Strait and Off Daly River NT- have photos
  • Shark
    I rate them with catfish as a nuiscance- caught some 3m plus tigers in PNG and Torres Strait
  • Barramundi
    About 15kg- Cairns inlet
  • Trevally
    30.5kg GT- Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati
  • Whiting
    Not a word of a lie-used to get some 45+cm beasts in the Tweed as a kid- only on squirt worms!


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  • Boat Name
    That thing in the shed with a hole in the bottom

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  1. Only way to do it is fish creek mouths and let the float catch a ride out on the ebb tide - I've done this at the mouth of Barr creek sometimes and either get bitten off or spooled by what I suspect could be spanish macks (I only use 6 or 10lb line). Seen so many big macks lost on the beach over the years because none of us regulars use wire. I do see the big noahs out from the creek mouth on the ebb (obviously hoovering up fish leaving the creek), so I reckon fishing the ebb at a creek mouth next week with the big new moon tides you wouldn't be waiting long to get a run. Other option I guess is Palm cove jetty
  2. I'm northside so big drive for me to go East Trinity. I've got a mate who hits the doggie mackeral in winter with high speed spinners off the rocks going to Port Douglas; maybe work at False cape too. Saw a croc in Barr creek a couple of weeks ago that was big enough to definitely overturn a kayak - I've had a couple of close encounters over the years so am very croc aware.
  3. Machans beach, at high tide around the rocks
  4. Footnote: I'd be too scared to 'swim' a bait out on the beaches; I see a LOT of very big sharks! Also a croc might have a go at you in a kayak
  5. I know where your talking about at False Cape - mackerel there when the water is clear i.e: north east winds. I'm too lazy to drive that far though. Should be big grunter coming on there now too. Sharks everywhere - I've been seeing a lot of big bullies and hammerheads at Holloways beach recently, quite close to shore. Sharks are the bane of my life there when fishing livies for barra and salmon. Plenty of bullies in the Barron too - could try at the fishing platform at Stratford or at the old Kamerunga bridge; I always see bullies smashing mullet on early morning high tides at Kamerunga. I don't fish in (these current) SE winds, but prior (up to about a week ago) there's been loads of barra and salmon on the beaches, this made some nice fish cakes last weekend.
  6. Just drive up Gillies range road and you'll see heaps of creeks you could hike up and find some sooties. Just stop at one you like the look of, park the car at a campsite and start walking. Watch out for yowies if your gonna camp overnight though. Or pick a gorge and start hiking up it e.g: Behana or Tully gorge
  7. Aside from a few 50-60cm blue salmon; spanish mackeral have been on the beach lately. Nobody has managed to land one yet
  8. Tried an after dark session last night at the same spot. Had about 20 mullet; all gone within an hour - landed 6 blue salmon in the 50-60cm range (kept 2 for a feed) and dropped three line screamers; all pulled hooks. Tipping big king salmon. Several mullet were hit even before I had a chance to flick the bail arm over after casting.
  9. I love the 2" gulp shrimps, and not a fan of Z-mans at all as they seem too stiff to me e.g: very little tail wobble. The Keitech range is my absolute favourite
  10. unfortunately the 30lb leader failed me yesterday; hooked a very large king salmon and the leader parted when it jumped. Got two undersize salmon and didn't hook any barra at all.
  11. 30lb leader, 6lb main; the guy was asking me how heavy my leader was. Completely need the 30lb leader for barra gill rakers and fraying from salmon. With how little you could fit on the spool, I think you'd spool yourself just in casting out with 30lb on a 2500 size reel!
  12. Finally north east winds started today after 10 months of south easterlies, so the beach is going to fire in the next few days. Hit the beach late afternoon with live mullet and managed a new PB at 116cm. My wife took the video; its a bit too long and gets boring sorry! Was released healthy. WhatsApp Video 2019-10-08 at 6.56.10 PM.mp4 WhatsApp Video 2019-10-08 at 6.54.03 PM.mp4
  13. You mentioned how expensive blood worms are - when I was a kid on the Tweed I used squirt worms for whiting and blackfish which were way better than blood worms (and free if you have a yabbie pump). Just have to pump around the casings you can see at low tide, but takes a lot of them to make a decent amount of bait.
  14. fish close in to the snags on high tide for bream if you want a break from catfish.
  15. Not a good time of year for them but may be able to put you onto a bull shark in the Barron river when your in Cairns. If you'd settle for hammerheads and blacktips the beach here is full of them in Winter. Gimme a shout when your up this way and could go have a look after work